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Jul 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. it is trees on top of electrical wires that still dot the landscape in baltimore county, baltimore city, and several other maryland counties. 3,000 workers from bge and other states are going to hard- hit neighborhoods, trying to repair the damage and get the lights back on. sky eye chopper 13 is over crews in parkville, where you can see damage to at least one home there. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. we'll check in with captain jeff long in sky eye chopper 13. but first, mike hellgren is in baltimore county, with updated information on repairs. mike? >> reporter: mary, unfortunately, this scene, this long after the storm, is still what it looks like in many neighborhoods. a lot of big, downed trees. you can see what the lightning and wind did to this one. this is one of those neighborhoods that is still without power. the governor says he are entering a very dangerous phase right now, because so many people have been without electricity for so long. about 150,000 bge customers are now out. and that's about 150,000 too many. >> reporter: this is new, amateur video, s
CBS
Jul 9, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. most of the outages were in baltimore city and baltimore county. >> reporter: finally, relief from the heat, after more than a week of sweltering temperatures that killed at least 13 people in maryland and more than 45 nationwide. it buckled train tracks and roads. even softened pavement enough to get this jet stuck. >> does she wear glasses or contacts? >> and there could be more deaths, as final numbers are tallied and official reports are coming in from the medical examiner. the hot air fueled storms that left more than 7,000 people without power last week. and more storms last night, knocked out power again to hundreds after bge just finished restoration efforts. the utility will file a report with the public service commission, which regulates it, within three weeks about their response. and the psc will hold hearings over whether it was appropriate. many won't soon forget those stifling temperatures. >> i'm really glad that there's air conditioning. >> a lot of people are sick of it. >> it is for now. but summer is only just beginning. >> reporter: construction work continues
CBS
Jul 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
,000 without service. in baltimore county, more than 32,000 have no power. baltimore city, it's just under 20,000. and howard county has 4700 customers still without service. in all right now, 77,000 homes and businesses still need to have their service restored. maryland's heat wave continues right now. a heat advisory is in effect for most of the state. outside, it's sunny and hot. and for the eighth day in a row, the temperature is over 90 degrees. first warning weather coverage continues with bob turk, who is updating these pleasant conditions. >> unfortunately, i don't see a lot of that break coming until maybe next week. we have a break in the thunderstorms now. it's very quiet. just a few things up near west virginia. but we do expect to see things beginning to pop this afternoon. a few things showing up. not much to look at at this point. but i am concerned with all of this heat and energy in the atmosphere, we could see some widely scattered, severe thunderstorms tonight. probably between 5:00 and 9:00. most should be over by then. but there's certainly a possibility of some isolated
CBS
Jul 10, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. >>> stunning allegations against the baltimore city firefighter. police say 29-year-old jamar simmons was running an online prostitution ring and illegal after-hours club. a second man is also charged in the case. simmons worked for the city fire department since 2000. wjz is gathering more information. we'll have a live report coming up at 5:00 and 6:00. >>> sounds like a terror plot from a movie. using remote-controlled planes, packed with explosives to blow up buildings. now a plea deal in the case. andrea fujii is following the story from the newsroom. >> reporter: resjuan ferduss is expected to plead guilty to two charges in federal court. he was arrested in september after undercover agents, posing as al qaeda members, gave him 24 pounds of fake c4, a powerful explosive. prosecutors allege he was going to pack remote-controlled airplanes with the c-4 and bomb the pentagon and u.s. capital. under the plea agreement, fairduss will spend 17 years in prison. >> defense attorneys say fairduss has a history of mental illness. >>> crews are getting to work replacing an aging water main
CBS
Jul 30, 2012 4:00pm EDT
were allowed back to their homes and businesses according to baltimore city fire there were no injuries no property was damaged. >> thank you. >>> hear from business owners and residents all new at 5 and 6:00 p.m. >>> maryland man police say was planning a deadly work place attack could be held for a week before he is charged. adam may is live with more on neil prescott. >> the 28-year-old is being held involuntarily under going a psychiatric evaluation he was taken into custody friday after miscot threatened to shoot up the business. police found more than two dozen weapons inside his apartment along with thousands of rounds of ammunition they believe he was upset because he was recently let go from his job. >> thank you under law prescott can be held up to a week before charges are filed. >>> the search continues for the man who abducted vi ripken at gun point this man, kidnapped her from inside her garage last week. ripken was tied up, put into the backseat of her own car and driven around baltimore and hartford county she was not physically hurt but anybody with information, are ask
CBS
Jul 18, 2012 4:00pm EDT
in maryland, baltimore city reporting more than any other city. >> so the danger is day after day after day of high heat, the most vulnerable of us in the community are even more vulnerable. so that includes the elderly folks with underlying heart conditions. it's critical for them to be in cool spaces. >> reporter: hydration is the key to survival for anyone working outdoors. >> you can actually fry an egg on the roof. >> reporter: roofs baking in the sun can reach temperatures of 180 degrees. part of why roofers often altser their schedules. start early in the morning and try to get off at 2:00 before the heat sets in. drink a lott of water and gate -- a lot of water and gatorade. >> reporter: for chimney repairmen, that means take a lot of breaks. >> he mr. come down and i from -- he will come down and i will go up. take breaks. it helps a lot. >> i get a slurpee when i have to to go sit in my car until it cools down. that's the only way i survive. >> reporter: city pools are open an extra hour today because of this code red heat alert. in fact, the city has open 11 different cooling sta
CBS
Jul 6, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: most of the deaths have have been in baltimore city. older men, with heart problems. but no one is immune. >> people may lose sight of the fact that it continues to be a real hazard. >> we want to avoid any deaths at all. and if people stay cool and hydrated, we can avoid those negative outcomes. >> heat is a big problem. try to take the dog out. and the pavement gets really hot. try to keep really short walks. >> reporter: some are enjoying being outside in the hazy sunshine. >> to me, laying out in the sun is ther putic. and -- therapeutic and clears my mind and thoughts. when you can't afford tanning, you improvise. >> i saw the temperature tomorrow. and i thought, how far away can i get if i start driving now? [ laughter ] >> reporter: and the state has activated its emergency heat plan. right now, there is an emergency meeting of the city council to discuss the response to this heat wave. reporting live in hampden, mike hellgren, week eyewitness news. >> mike -- wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. bge and thousands of out-of- town crews continue to work to get people b
CBS
Jul 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
are out, 20,000 baltimore county, 61,000 customers in baltimore city, are still without power in this heat. 20,000 prince georges county remain without power all told, across the state, service is out to nearly 211,000 bge customers. well, wjz is live. adam may from baltimore county with more how people are coping there it is tough adam. >> reporter: it is. termers are running short --temperers are running short. this is indicative of the scene right off boll loan that and charles you can see this huge pine tree landed on top of those wires and cut off power to this neighbourhood. >> across baltimore county the sound of generators, and chain saw, echo threw neighbourhoods. >> everywhere we have been all the same branches down trees down. trees on houses, trees on cars. >> reporter: jason has been working nonstop in the svelterring heat since saturday morning. >> this is like a hurricane, really bad. >> this was a wild and furious storm. >> reporter: her yard looks like a bomb went off losing a few trees more than 150 feet high. >> oh, my god i couldn't believe it. this one took out that on
CBS
Jul 16, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. >>> today's other story a heatadvisory in effect for baltimore city after a small break temperatures are back in the 90s with high humidity that pool looks like the perfect place to be. people who work outside must take precautions and drink plenty of fluids and here is a live lookout side, still hazy and hot let's go right to bernadette woods tracking temperature mrs. the first warning weather center. >>> -- temperatures in the first warning weather center. >>> first warning doppler radar similar to yesterday, just scattered about and really starting to develop these are drifting from the northwest, down to the southeast. we are going to see more as we head through the afternoon. thunderstorms building up and southwest of that, a thunderstorm, that will drift towards gaithersburg a few more on the east earn shore. this is just a small portion but the heat will continue and could expand over the next couple days. 94 degrees baltimore right now, the one spot, 77 in the mountains the dew point is high throughout the entire metro area, we are at least in the 90s except just along the wa
CBS
Jul 13, 2012 4:00pm EDT
floor and spread to the roof. the fire has been ruled accidental. >>> the baltimore city fire department is changing its social media guidelines. alex demetrick from the newsroom, with what is bringing about the change. alex. >> according to our media department, the baltimore sun, they are taking a second look at its rules on social media. fire department says they may soon change their rules on comments. this comes after some firefighters wrote inappropriate, insensitive, or inaccurate information on websites like twitter. some firefighters say policies could hinder their constitutional rights to free speech. the city's police force is also reportedly working on its policy as well. mary? >> sounds like complaints posted on twitter include the city's decision to close three fire companies for budgetary reasons. and the approval of a raise for baltimore's fire chief. >> nationwide outrage. a report finds that top school officials at penn state, including legendary coach joe paterno, covered up child sex abuse by jerry sandusky. joe paterno's family is file fighting back. >> we are here t
CBS
Jul 20, 2012 4:00pm EDT
-hd and wjz.com, baltimore. from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now is complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> it is 4:30. 74 degrees with light rain in the area. hello. thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. >> i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about. >> dozens of men, women and children are dead, dying or injured. sarah reports from aurora. >> there's hundreds of people there around. >> reporter: chaos and panic following a shooting at a midnight showing of the dark knight rises. a man propped open an exit door at this aurora, colorado, cinema and threw in a smoke canister. >> anytime anyone would get up, he would shoot them. no specific agenda. >> reporter: he's 24-year-old james holmes. they evacuated his apartment complex after the suspect allegedly made comments about explosives. >> our investigation determined that his apartment is booby trapped with apparent trip wires. it may be hours or days. >> reporter: the investigation into the crime continues with the community rallying together. >> we've taken a blow toda
CBS
Jul 5, 2012 4:00pm EDT
, about 45,000 bge customers are without power. baltimore city, baltimore county, still the hardest hit areas. stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage all summer long. for the updated forecast and a look at live doppler radar, log onto week.com. >>> the body of a man believed to be a missing jet skier is recovered in baltimore county. 47-year-old harry gillis was last seen early tuesday in essex. that afternoon, his jet ski was found drifting with the keys in the ignition. the coast guard searched a six- mile stretch of back river wednesday. last evening a body washed up near a dock. an autopsy will confirm the identity of the man and how he died. >>> the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed florida teenager, could go free. a judge granted zimmerman bail for a second time. randall pinkston reports for wjz from new york. >> reporter: a judge set bail for george zimmerman at $1 million. that's a lot more than the $150,000 bond he was released on in april. but the judge revoked that bond last month, after prosecutors said zimmerman and his wife misled the court about
CBS
Jul 23, 2012 4:00pm EDT
was not hers. >> the apartment building where her body was discovered is owned by the baltimore city housing e authority. ed -- housing authority. >>> road closures caused frustrating gridlock for thousands of commuters in downtown. the work is expected to take 2 weeks. senator ben cardin is calling on congress for help. he said the ageing water system is a problem facing many states. >>> some heat returns to maryland and it's bringing the humidity with it. here's a live look outside. the sun is out but it's mostly cloudy skies for the day and there's a chance for pop up thunderstorms. wjz has weather and traffic together. bob turk is tracking the weather. >> saturday was a record low of 69. right now the upper 80s. we have some scattered shower activity around. most of it looks like it's to our north or to our southwest. the closest active to the maryland is bad ship across southern pennsylvania. it looks like it's going to hit to your folks in northern sections of hartford county, maybe cecil county in the next couple of hours. there's some showers that may move into northern baltimore and h
CBS
Jul 12, 2012 4:00pm EDT
zero in new york city. that is a total of 641 miles. we caught up with them in baltimore today, as they ran through our city. the run will raise money for the wiewrnded warrior project that helps-- wounded warrior project that helps raise money for injured servicemen. >> good luck to them. >> semper fi. >>> still ahead. missing from capitol hill. what is keeping congressman jesse jackson, jr., from work. and what his father is saying today. >>> fierce flooding and rain fills up texas and one roadside rescue. >>> i remember wanting to get there. >> the victim turns into the rescuer. how an injured surgeon's quick thinking helped save a paramedic's life. >>> it is a mild summer afternoon. but could the heat be getting cranked back up? well, tim hinted at it. stay with us. your updated first warning weather forecast is coming up. ,,,, hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> it's partly cloudy. 85 degrees in central maryland right now. the complet
CBS
Jul 24, 2012 4:00pm EDT
-- manchester. that's one that looks like it will move toward the baltimore city area. you can see it moving directly south right now. we have a possibility in the next 45 minutes or so of getting some action across the baltimore metro. and particularly now in frederick. frederick county, that storm moving right into the frederick area, right this minute. they have one over parkton. if you're anywhere in northern baltimore county, you can probably see or hear that lightning and thunder in the area. maybe brief, gusty winds, 40 to 50 miles an hour. this storm is not as strong now as it was. this is still pretty strong. but the warning will be dropped at 5:00. moving toward the frederick area. warm and humid air. 89, dew point 72. west winds at 21. barometer holding steady. 29.70 inches. right now, 70 in oakland. 91 in ocean city. upper 80s, a little above average. but high dew points, a lot of moisture in the air. so there's a lot of potential for heavy downpours. 89 in annapolis. d.c., columbus. pretty strong west winds. as much these may also begin to tear up these storms a little bit apart
CBS
Jul 11, 2012 4:00pm EDT
to baltimore city. accidents there. smith avenue at old pimlico. also, north utah at west lexington. we have plenty of traffic out there on the beltway, north of security boulevard. this traffic report is brought to you by subway. stop in for the saucy santa fe steak and melt. back to you. >>> baseball card bonanza. a discovery is rocking the collecting card world. mary joins us now with more. >> baltimore is rich in baseball history. and now our city is playing a role in what is being called the most exciting find ever in the history of baseball card collecting. >> reporter: something remarkable happened to carl kiss ner in this attic, after he and this family inherited this turn of the century house. passed down by his aunt after her receipt passing. -- recent passing. what three found were these unassuming baseball cards. they had been tied in a neat bundle and put in a cardboard box, sitting untouched for 100 years. he didn't know bell what he had -- exactly what he had. but the sports directors did. >> we believe this is the most significant find in the history of hobby. when they sent
CBS
Jul 19, 2012 4:00pm EDT
driving in baltimore city tonight could be very tricky because we have closure ares due to the water main break. light street closed, also east lombard. take charles street, calvert or fayette. the north side inner loop stop and go. on the west side, traffic is crawling there arnold to security boulevard. 70 westbound, that's going to be a struggle for you. northbound 95 just bumper to bumper there from the beltway on the southwest side over to the tunnel. as far as accidents go, in hartford down, emerton road. in rose dale west lexington at north carry and also patterson avenue at wall bash. let's take a live along on the beltway there. around the 83 split, plenty of heavy traffic. allow yourself some extra time to get through. this traffic report is brought to you by subway. stop in and try the santa fe bake melt. eat fresh. >>> thousands of firefighters from around the east coast are arriving in baltimore for one of the largest public safety conferences in the nation. mike schuh reports, they are issued a serious challenge right from the start. >> as the firefighters pipe and drums war
CBS
Jul 31, 2012 4:00pm EDT
circle. we have an overturned tractor- trailer we're dealing with in that area. as far as baltimore city goes, we have the issue concerning the water main break causing a problem. east lombard, the two right lanes are blocked. and as mike had mentioned earlier, still closed between wolf street and patterson park. the best way to take that around would be orleans street and madison. not a bad drive at all. there's a look at 895 at potee street. we're taking a look there. right there, as you are connected to the beltway. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. if you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury, call 1-800-the firm or these them online for a free consultation. back to you. >> kristy, thank you. >>> still ahead at 4:00, on eyewitness news. the nittany lions, back on the field at penn state. can the negativity of the sex scandal ever go away. >>> why firefighters are having such trouble getting them under control. >>> let's be thankful for another day under 90 degrees. meteorologist bernadette woods is updating your first warning forecast. at sleep n
CBS
Jul 17, 2012 4:00pm EDT
-tv, wjz-hd and wjz.com, baltimore. from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now is complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> 4:28. 98 degrees, mostly sunny. i'm vic carter. >> i'm denise koch. here's what's people are talking about. >> getting help from the organization to keep them safe from the summer olympics. reporting live from france. >> reporter: there will be unprecedented security when the olympics get under way in london and the international criminal police organization interpol will be keeping an eye out for trouble. >> the biggest threat people face is the possibility that there's some unknown trained terrorist. >> reporter: in france, the organization gathers intelligence for 190 countries and then police departments worldwide rely on interpol's database, fingerprints, and most wanted people. we were given a firsthand look at the situation room inside the headquarters. these people are on the terror suspect across borders and keeping track of lost passports, making sure they haven't fallen into the wrong hands. the staff monitors around the worl
CBS
Jul 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
a chance to experience restaurants that they may not normally go to. check out new things in the city. >> reporter: baltimore's restaurant week continues for 10 days and includings two weekends. so make your reservations early. >> it's a wonderful opportunity for us. we know that during restaurant week, a lot of customers we see are new faces. and that's a great opportunity for us to do what we do best. >> reporter: ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. >> and we'll do what we do best as customers, and that's eat. this is baltimore's seventh summer restaurant week. for a complete list of participating restaurants, log onto our website, wjz.com, and click on news. >>> coming up on eyewitness news at 4:00. >> take a deep breath. >> electronic tlc. see the latest in doctor care that may be coming to a hospital near you. >>> a petri dish of germs. where bwi falls in a survey of disease-spreading airports. >>> and it's a sticky afternoon. bob has the latest on the heat advisory in his first warning forecast. wjz 13 is always on. for the top stores on wjz -- stories on wjz.com, instant [ barks ] [
CBS
Jul 27, 2012 4:00pm EDT
serious rain. almost 2 inches in northern sections of baltimore county. south of the city, downtown that, a little more than half inch almost. and bwi just a quarter. south of us, almost nothing fell on the lower eastern shore. and not very much either, far western maryland. hagerstown only had 9/100ths of an inch. tonight, areas will get downpours. others won't see a drop. >>> thank you, bob. let's go check on the roads with kristy breslin. she's at wjz traffic control. hello, kristy. >>> delays pretty much everywhere. traveling on that west side inner loop, expect at least 25 minutes to security boulevard. on the north side of the inner loop, delays stretch there from york road around the perring parkway. and northbound 95, that's one long delay. begins at 395 and goes well past whitemarsh boulevard. westbound heavy from the patapsco river bridge to the beltway. also eastbound very heavy there, as you make your way towards the beltway. as far as city accidents go, plenty of them. west franklin at pulaski. north carolina, east fayette. and curtis avenue at ben hill. let's take a live lo
CBS
Jul 25, 2012 4:00pm EDT
in baltimore. 75 in oakland. 78 in ocean city. and we'll take you in a little closer and show you, most of you in the low to mid-80s. take a look to our west. because once again, that's the heat that really hasn't gone anywhere. we're going to tap into it, drawing it our way and starting tomorrow, we do have a heat advisory that goes into effect, starting at noon, it will continue until 8:00. those temperatures are going to start jumping pretty quickly. mary? >> thank you, bernadette. let's check in on our roads right now. here's kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. >> hi, everyone. a couple of problem spop spots spot on 91. also in the northbound direction, a bit of slowing there, from caton avenue to the fort mchenry tunnel. we also have slowing 895, potee street to the harbor tunnel. as far as the beltway goes, the north side inner loop, stop and go there, from charles street to dulaney valley road. west side inner loop, delay there, 15 minutes to liberty. and we have an accident we're watching, york road at mccann avenue. involving a motorcycle. also a few problems in the city. all lanes
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